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Euroleague Finals Most Valuable Player Award

The Euroleague Final Four Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the basketball player who has exhibited exceptional play during the Euroleague Final Four. The award typically goes to the best player on the Euroleague's best team. It is generally considered to be the most prestigious individual award in European professional club basketball.

The Final Four MVP award was first given at the end of the 1987-88 season, when the competition that would later become called Euroleague Basketball, was then known as the FIBA European Champions Cup. Prior to the 1987-88 season, the Top Scorer of the Euroleague Finals was noted. However, an actual MVP was not named until the first Euroleague Final Four was held.

Euroleague Finals Top Scorers (1958 to 1987)

From 1958 to 1987, the Top Scorer of the Euroleague Finals was noted, regardless of whether he played on the winning or losing team. However, there was no actual MVP award given.[1]

Season Top Scorer Team Points Scored
1958
Bulgaria Viktor Radev Bulgaria Academic Sofia
19.0
(2 games)
1958-59
Soviet Union Jānis Krūmiņš Soviet Union ASK Riga
28.0
(2 games)
1959-60
Soviet Union Jānis Krūmiņš (2) Soviet Union ASK Riga
21.5
(2 games)
1960-61
Soviet Union Viktor Zubkov Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
21.5
(2 games)
1961-62
United States Wayne Hightower Spain Real Madrid
30
1962-63
Spain Emiliano Rodríguez Spain Real Madrid
21.0
(3 games)
1963-64
Spain Emiliano Rodríguez (2) Spain Real Madrid
29.5
(2 games)
1964-65
United States Clifford Luyk Spain Real Madrid
24.0
(2 games)
1965-66
Czechoslovakia Jiří Zídek Czechoslovakia Slavia Prague
22
1966-67
United States Steve Chubin Italy Olimpia Milano
34
1967-68
United States Miles Aiken Spain Real Madrid
26
1968-69
Soviet Union Vladimir Andreev Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
37
1969-70
Soviet Union Sergey Belov Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
21
1970-71
Soviet Union Sergey Belov (2) Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
24
1971-72
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Petar Skansi Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Split
26
1972-73
Soviet Union Sergey Belov (3) Soviet Union CSKA Moscow
36
1973-74
Italy Dino Meneghin Italy Varese
25
1974-75
United States Bob Morse Italy Varese
30
1975-76
United States Bob Morse (2) Italy Varese
28
1976-77
United States Jim Boatwright Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
26
1977-78
United States Walter Szczerbiak Spain Real Madrid
25
1978-79
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Žarko Varajić Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Bosna Sarajevo
45
1979-80
United States Earl Williams Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
31
1980-81
Italy Marco Bonamico Italy Bologna
26
1981-82
United States Bruce Flowers Italy Cantù
23
1982-83
United States Wallace Bryant &
Italy Antonello Riva
Italy Cantù
18
1983-84
Spain J.A. San Epifanio Spain Barcelona
31
1984-85
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dražen Petrović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Cibona
36
1985-86
Soviet Union Arvydas Sabonis Soviet Union Žalgiris
27
1986-87
United States Lee Johnson Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
24

Multiple Euroleague Final Top Scorers

Number Player
3
Soviet Union Sergey Belov
2
Soviet Union Jānis Krūmiņš
Spain Emiliano Rodríguez
United States Bob Morse
Bronze
Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame.
Silver
Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gold
Member of both the FIBA Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Player (X)
Denotes the number of times the player has been named Top Scorer.

All-time Euroleague Final Four MVP award winners (1988 to present)

Since the end of the 1987-88 season, when the first Euroleague Final Four was held, an MVP is named at the conclusion of each Final Four.[1]

Season Final Four MVP Team
1987-88
United States Bob McAdoo Italy Tracer Milano
1988-89
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dino Rađa Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split
1989-90
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Jugoplastika Split
1990-91
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Toni Kukoč (2) Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Pop 84 Split
1991-92
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Predrag Danilović Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Partizan Belgrade
1992–93
Croatia Toni Kukoč (3) Italy Benetton Treviso
1993-94
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Žarko Paspalj Greece Olympiacos Piraeus
1994-95
Lithuania Arvydas Sabonis Spain Real Madrid
1995-96
United States Dominique Wilkins Greece Panathinaikos
1996-97
United States David Rivers Greece Olympiacos Piraeus
1997-98
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Zoran Savić Italy Kinder Bologna
1998–99
United States Tyus Edney Lithuania Žalgiris Kaunas
1999-00
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Željko Rebrača Greece Panathinaikos
2000–01
United States Arriel McDonald Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
2000-01
Argentina Manu Ginóbili Italy Kinder Bologna
2001–02
Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Dejan Bodiroga Greece Panathinaikos
2002–03
Serbia and Montenegro Dejan Bodiroga (2) Spain FC Barcelona
2003–04
United States Anthony Parker Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
2004–05
Lithuania Šarūnas Jasikevičius Israel Maccabi Tel Aviv
2005–06
Greece Theo Papaloukas Russia CSKA Moscow
2006–07
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis Greece Panathinaikos
2007-08
United States Trajan Langdon Russia CSKA Moscow
2008–09
Greece Vassilis Spanoulis Greece Panathinaikos
2009–10
Spain Juan Carlos Navarro Spain FC Barcelona
2010–11
Greece Dimitris Diamantidis (2) Greece Panathinaikos
2011–12
Greece Vassilis Spanoulis (2) Greece Olympiacos Piraeus
2012–13
Greece Vassilis Spanoulis (3) Greece Olympiacos Piraeus

† The 2000-01 season was a transition year, with the best European teams splitting into two different major leagues: The Suproleague, held by FIBA, and the Euroleague, held by Euroleague Basketball. That season's Euroleague Basketball tournament did not end with a Final Four tournament. Instead, it ended with a 5 game playoff series. So, Manu Ginóbili was named the Euroleague Finals MVP that season.

Bronze
Member of the FIBA Hall of Fame.
Silver
Member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Gold
Member of both the FIBA Hall of Fame and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Player (X)
Denotes the number of times the player has been named Final Four MVP.

Multiple honors

See also

References

External links

  • Euroleague official webpage
  • InterBasket Euroleague Basketball Forum
  • TalkBasket Euroleague Basketball Forum
  • Euroleague's Youtube Channel
  • Euroleague's Youtube Channel (Spanish)

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